Study: Consumer Product Safety Testing Misses Cancer Risks From Chemical Mixtures

Read the full post from the Environmental Working Group.

Mixtures of chemicals commonly found in consumer products are more likely to increase breast cancer risk than the same chemicals individually, according to a new analysis. But safety tests by government regulators don’t routinely evaluate the combined effects of multiple chemical exposures.

For a study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Toxicological Sciences, Shanaz Dairkee Ph.D., and her colleagues from the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute looked at how the combination of three widely used chemicals can cause healthy breast cells to behave more like cancer cells.

 

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